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Surgical Procedures

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Weight-loss (bariatric) surgeries change your digestive system, often limiting the amount of food you can eat. These surgeries help you lose weight and can lower your risk of medical problems associated with obesity. The most common procedures include gastric bypass, lap band adjustable gastric banding, vertical banded gastroplasty and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch.

There are several different bariatric surgery procedures, but the two general ways in which they work are restriction and malabsorption:

Restriction limits the amount of food you can eat. Whether it is a gastric banding device around the stomach or a surgically-created, smaller stomach pouch, restriction ensures that the patient feels satisfied with less food.

Malabsorption limits the number of calories and nutrients your body can absorb. During malabsorptive procedures, the surgeon reroutes the small intestine so that fewer calories and nutrients are absorbed.

Only you and your surgeon can decide if surgery is right for you. Be informed. Know your options.

Learn more about your weight loss options. Attend one of JFK’s FREE Information Sessions. 

For more information or to register call (732) 343-7484 or register online by clicking here.